Blue Crab for Beginners
Beach Crab With Rocks
Crabs make the perfect painting for a beach house or bathroom.
Learn how even beginners can paint a realistic crab step by step in this lesson.
You'll find everything you need to paint this crab at your own pace.
- a list of suggested colors
- a reference photo
- an outline page
- written instructions
- a real time video to follow step by step
Suggested colors: Ultramarine Blue, Cerulean Blue, Transparent Orange (or mix your own), Opaque White (optional), brown for mixing sand and/or black, also optional Buff Titanium for sand.
Hi, I'm Deb Watson - a self taught artist and long time watercolor teacher
My story is simple.
I loved drawing from childhood, but was discouraged from art as a waste of time. So, I became a nurse, worked at a lot of hospitals and raised a family. But I kept painting.
Over time, I became better at the realism I loved, and just kept working toward improving through painting and self-study. I've always enjoyed painting scenes from my life and small town community (which I call my Small Town America series).
My paintings are not usually famous or majestic subjects, often they're just everyday stuff I see around. But I see so much beauty there, and show it to the rest of the world by painting it.
Now, my watercolors have been in exhibits and won awards across the nation. Yet, it's when my art connects me to other people that it's really done what I wanted, and teaching certainly does that!